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Welcome! This blog is a hub of both company and industry news designed to keep you updated with relevant information on some of the topical issues faced by organisations and operators within the UK industry.

From opinion pieces from our Directors, through to how-to guides and “what’s new” from Briggs Equipment our blog is designed with you in mind.

Materials handling can be fun, creative and thought provoking so join us… It’s worth blogging about.

About Briggs

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd helps organisations to manage their forklift fleet operations more efficiently.

Briggs people are different. We are passionate about our customers businesses and dedicated to giving the best service and support in the materials handling industry.

We are the exclusive UK distributor of the Yale and Hyster ranges of materials handling equipment, providing forklifts with outstanding quality, productively and reliability to ensure maximum uptime for businesses; from a global manufacturer.

More importantly, we offer a consultative, solution based approach. What does this mean? Whatever the requirement we tailor a solution for those exact needs.  We offer professional advice across all our services and have experience in materials handling throughout all sectors and across various sizes of organisation.

We are part of Briggs International, a privately owned company that is the world’s largest global distributor of Yale and Hyster materials handling equipment. Our parent, Sammons Enterprises Inc. one of the world’s largest privately owned companies.


Briggs services include:

New counterbalance and warehouse equipment: Industry-leading fuel economy from the award winning range of IC and electric counterbalance trucks.  A complete range with warehouse planning and 3D simulation. We also supply and support industrial cleaning equipment as part of our National Dealer status with Hako, as well as access platforms, groundcare and rough terrain machinery to name just a few.

Engineering service ability across a wide range of equipment from forklifts to plant and much more: Extensive engineer network across the UK with over 600 engineers.  A first-time fix philosophy to keep customers operations moving productively.

Commitment to excellent customer service:  Back office support is delivered through our headquarters site at Cannock, Staffordshire.  Depots in Cumbernauld (Scotland), Haydock and Maidenhead cater for local needs.

A range of purchase or hiring solutions that can be tailored to meet exact needs: Long term rental for known budgeting, FlexiHire for a 12 month contract with a sliding payment scale, short term hire for emergency or seasonal peak demand.

Asset management through intelligent products such as Speedshield and BE Portal:  Transparency and detailed reporting on a fleets performance through online web based solutions.  Industry leading and award winning damage reduction solutions.

Account and fleet management:  Working with customer to help achieve operational goals such as cost reductions, fleet rationalisation or damage limitation.

As a leading materials handling and solution provider in the UK, Briggs is proud to be associated with: BITA, FLTA and UKWA.

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